Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and even the elves from the North Pole are coming to The City By The Sea this Christmas Season, here’s where to find them!

Saturday, December 3rd

Santa’s Workshop, noon-3 p.m. Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom, 175 Memorial Blvd. Crafts, goodie bag, ride on Carousel and decorate cookies. $5 per child. 845-5800.www.cityofnewportn.com

46th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, America’s Cup Ave., Frosty the Snowman and caroling starting at 4:30p.m. Santa and tree lighting. Free. (401) 849-3478. info@bowenswharf.com

December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th

Breakfast with Santa on the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co. 10 a.m. Bring the children for a fun and unique breakfast on the train as you take a ride with Santa! Choose from pancakes, French toast, or scrambled eggs with sides of bacon, sausage, or home fries. There will be milk and juice for the kids and coffee and tea for the adults. The all table car train is limited to only 60 seats. During the trip children will have the opportunity to go to another car and sit with Santa. The Breakfast with Santa train ride is approximately one hour and 30 minutes in length. The train departs from downtown Newport. Tickets:$29.50 all ages. Adult with lap child (under age 2): $39.50. http://trainsri.com/the-train-to-santas-workshop/

Lunch with Santa on the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad Co. 12 p.m. Bring the children for a fun and unique lunch on the train as you take a ride with Santa. During the trip children will have the opportunity to go to another car and sit with Santa. Tickets:$29.50 all ages. Adult with lap child (under age 2): $39.50. http://trainsri.com/the-train-to-santas-workshop/

The Train to Santa’s Workshop on the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railorad Co. 4 p.m. Hop on board the Express Train for a magical journey to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. Upon arrival you’ll be able to get off and visit with Santa in a special old-fashioned parlor car, where children can visit and tell him what they want for Christmas. While you are waiting there will be sing-a-longs and other attractions going on in the workshop. Each group of passengers will have about 45 minutes to spend with Santa and his elves in the workshop before catching the next train back. Trains are limited to 80 people. Tickets $39.50 all ages. Adult with lap child (under age 2): $39.50. http://trainsri.com/the-train-to-santas-workshop/

Sunday, December 4th

Visit with Santa Claus at the Breakers noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

The Hotel Viking presents Dinner With Santa, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Kick off the holidays with a festive and fun dinner with Santa, Mrs. Claus and The Grinch. Buffet dinner (children $12, adults $25). https://www.facebook.com/events/368234036864432/

December 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th

The Newport Fire & Police Departments will, again, be assisting Santa Claus to tour the neighborhoods of Newport. He will be visiting our area on four nights from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. He plans on riding with us through the streets to see the City’s children on Tuesday December 6th, Thursday December 8th, Tuesday December 13th and finishing up on Thursday December 15th.

Santa’s visit is weather dependent, so if there is inclement weather on any night he is scheduled he will do his very best to complete his visit in that area of the City on the night of Friday December 16th.

Newport Fire Department will post the route for each night on their Facebook page.

Friday, December 9th

Grand Re-Opening and Christmas Tree Lighting at Newport Skating Center, 5pm. A festive celebration with a sprinkle of holiday magic. Sant & the Elves, carolers, treats, the debut of a new food truck and DJ Nook spinning holiday classics. http://www.newportskatingcenter.com/special-events/

Saturday, December 10th

Santa Claus at Clock Tower Square, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 103 Clock Tower Square, West Main Road, (RT114), Portsmouth. A visit with Santa Claus and cookie decorating is offered. Sponsored by the Merchants at Clock Tower Sq. Free. For more info call 401-682-2272 or email DAWinthrop@cox.net

Holiday Open House at Redwood Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Holiday Open House will feature music from a live choir, special tours, seasonal exhibition of vintage Christmas volumes, a children’s craft, refreshments…even a special appearance by Santa Claus. Special raffle prizes! Open to public. Free. http://redwoodlibrary.org/node/2771

6th Annual Santacon Newport, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.  Gather with other Santas and party through Newport – and support Finnz Fundz and Toys for Tots along the way! For more information, log on to www.santaconnewport.com

Sunday, December 11th

Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House noon-3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

Saturday, December 17th

Santa Claus at Brick Market Place, Noon-3 p.m., 223 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place. A visit with Santa Claus, face painting and cookie decorating is offered. Sponsored by the Stores at Brick Market Place. Free. For more info call 401-846-3999 or email DAWinthrop@cox.net

Community Tree Decorating at Seaman’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq. 1 p.m. for tree decorating, bring an ornament and help decorate the tree. 2 p.m. Santa arrives and will read a classic Christmas tale. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org

Sunday, December 18th

Visit with Santa Claus at the Elms noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org

Ryan M. Belmore

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